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    The winning sculpture in AISC’s seventh annual Steel Sculpture Competition is “Steel Is Only As Strong As Those Who Fabricate It,” designed and fabricated by Cody Builders Supply (an AISC member and certified fabricator).

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    A 100-ft-long steel truss structure was recently lifted into place as an elevated deck and viewing platform central to the Hunter’s Point South redevelopment project in New York City. 

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    Taking the fear out of selecting the appropriate architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) category.

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    A new composite assembly is positioned to set the pace for future high-rise buildings and elevate steel to dominance in core construction.

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    Steel framing for the second residential tower at Philadelphia’s East Market development topped out this past November, marking another big construction milestone in the revitalization of the historic East Market commercial district. 

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    A new art building’s angular, exposed framing supports, teaches, inspires and memorializes on a small Midwestern campus.

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    Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) in Eau Claire, Wis., installed a 1.5-ton steel teaching sculpture on the grounds of its Energy Education Center last week. The sculpture, standing nine feet tall and eight feet deep and wide, consists of a series of galvanized steel beams connected in varying angles with varying connection methods.

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    Modular steel construction enables an efficient energy export endeavor on the Gulf Coast. 

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    AISC hosted 19 students from George Washington University for a post-SteelDay event exploring the new International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., today.  

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    An article posted to Chicago.Curbed.com this week features a photo of 11 members of the Chicago #1 local ironworkers recreating the iconic 20th century image Lunch atop a Skycraper by posing for lunch on a steel beam dangling hundreds of feet above the “Loop” central business district.

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    A 10-ft-tall steel sculpture was erected at Drexel University in Philadelphia on SteelDay, September 15. It joins the more than 170 AISC steel sculptures located on university and college campuses across the country (and even around the world!) that are designed as a teaching tool to give students a visual understanding of steel framing and steel connections. 

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    The structural design team for SFMOMA’s new addition got creative with steel to accommodate tight building foundation and footprint parameters.

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    The refurbished Dodge Street Overpass in Omaha, Neb., celebrated its 50th anniversary with a rededication ceremony today. Danielle Kleinhans, PE, PhD, AISC’s vice president of bridges and managing director of NSBA, was in attendance to reaffirm the bridge’s “Most Beautiful Bridge” designation from AISC in 1969, an award category used by the historical version of today’s Prize Bridge Awards program, and unveil a new plaque for the steel bridge. 

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    Happy SteelDay! Today is the ninth annual national celebration of the U.S. structural steel industry.

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    Spacing and budget challenges become opportunities and learning experiences in a new Texas STEM school, thanks to structural ingenuity.

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    Swinerton Builders and Phase3 Real Estate Partners recently celebrated the topping out of the Genesis North Tower in the hub of biotechnology in South San Francisco, hosting an event with subcontractors and Mayor of South San Francisco, Pradeep Gupta. This high-visibility project uses about 4,500 tons of structural steel, fabricated by The Herrick Corporation (an AISC member and certified fabricator). 

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    Here's a glimpse of our annual compendium of fun projects showcasing steel. One of this year’s Cool List projects takes us deep into a volcano.

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    At 390 Madison Avenue in New York City, a 1950s era office building is being reconceived from the inside out -- in steel. 

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    With the installation of its first steel column, One Vanderbilt – soon to be New York City’s second-tallest skyscraper – officially began its ascent last week.

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    The Minnesota Vikings celebrated a major construction milestone on their new headquarters -- the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center -- as the last piece of structural steel was installed last month. 

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    Soaring hollow steel writes a new chapter in the history of an architecturally significant high school in suburban Chicago, demonstrating a new take on the original Gothic style. 

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    A 123,000-sq.-ft multibuilding residential project is rising in downtown San Francisco, and more than 30 architects toured the construction site last week in an event hosted by AISC, AIA San Francisco and members of the project’s team.

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    A look at AISC’s annual list of winning projects that display Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel.

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    The Salesforce Tower -- San Francisco’s tallest building and the second-tallest west of Chicago (behind the steel-framed Wilshire Grand in Los Angeles) -- topped out last week. 

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    The winning sculpture in AISC’s sixth annual Steel Sculpture Competition is “Man of Steel,” designed and fabricated by Victor Velazquez, an employee with Universal Steel of North Carolina (an AISC member and certified fabricator). 

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    The 2017 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition (NSSBC) is underway! The season kicked off earlier this month with the first regional competition at the University of Texas at El Paso. Seventeen more regional competitions will follow this spring, culminating with the national competition over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore.

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    When, where and why you should consider modular construction. 

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    A critical section of structural steel was installed on the New NY Bridge project last week. The segment is the first connection between the cable-stayed main span and the pier-supported approaches, marking another major accomplishment for the project team.

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    An economical all-structural-steel gravity and lateral framing system is the perfect solution for this residential mixed-use project.

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    Located in a scenic but difficult-to-access site on the East River in Manhattan, Rockefeller University’s new lab facility incorporated modular construction delivered by barges to come together piece by massive piece.

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    A steel sculpture has been installed at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and was dedicated last Friday. It joins the more than 170 AISC steel sculptures located on university and college campuses across the country that are designed to give students a visual understanding of steel framing and steel connections. 

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    Braced staggered steel trusses provide a superior solution for a new residential tower in Connecticut. 

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    30 Hudson Yards — a 90-story, steel-framed skyscraper slated to be the anchor of the new Hudson Yards mixed-use development in New York — is on the rise. 

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    The new home of the Minnesota Vikings ushers in a new age of NFL stadiums with its steel-supported ETFE roof and giant operable wall panels.

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    The Atlanta Falcons marked the completion of their new stadium’s retractable roof structure last week with a ceremony celebrating the installation of the last major structural steel truss for the roof. 

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    Structural steel for 3 World Trade Center topped out last week. At 1,079 ft and 80 floors, the 2.5-million-sq.-ft tower is envisioned to be the third-tallest skyscraper at the World Trade Center site — and will be the fifth-tallest in New York upon completion in 2018.

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    A new steel arch in Portland, Ore., replaces a prominent crossing of the Willamette River.

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    There’s only one week left until the structural steel industry’s eighth annual SteelDay (September 30). Have you made your plans yet? There are plenty of ways to get involved! Among the free events are dozens of steel facility and jobsite tours throughout the country.

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    The 1,120-ft Comcast Innovation and Technology Center will soon be the tallest building in Philadelphia.

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    The final piece of the tallest building west of the Mississippi was put in place last week. Construction workers installed a 10-ton steel spire atop the 73-story tower, giving the building its final height of 1,100 ft.

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    A new retail project near Times Square demonstrates the hipness of being square.

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    The final piece of structural steel was recently placed on the roof of Detroit’s new Little Caesars Arena.

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    In a Chicago neighborhood known for colorful facades with unique flair, it was only proper for a new library to buck the stylistic trends of its more staid contemporaries. 

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    Recent drone and aerial footage shows the progress being made for the East End Crossing of the Ohio River Bridges Project between Kentucky and Indiana. 

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    The new Ramp ES is one of six flyover bridge structures currently being constructed at the I-55 and Lake Shore Drive (LSD) Interchange in Chicago as part of a $135 million improvement project.  

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    The final steel beam was lifted last month to the top of SunTrust Park, completing a topping out ceremony that Atlanta Braves chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk called a “major milestone” in the building of the ballpark as the Braves prepare to move into their new home for the start of the 2017 MLB season.

     

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    Arizona State's new law school in downtown Phoenix continues the legacy of the Supreme Court justice who cut her legal teeth there. 

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    The New NY Bridge project continues to move forward (and upward) in building the twin-span replacement for the 3-mi.-long Tappan Zee Bridge across the Hudson River.

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    In Sturgeon Bay, Wis., a grassroots music festival called Steel Bridge Songfest benefits the local music scene and supports the preservation of the city’s historic Michigan Street Bridge (also known as the Sturgeon Bay Bridge), a veteran’s memorial dating back to 1931 that locals lovingly refer to as the Steel Bridge. 

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    Steel Conference attendees had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an ironworker at the Ironworkers Local Union 808 facility in Orlando, Fla. 

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